39 The Throngs
Al-Zumer
3 of 8
Juz 23
Can he whose breast Allah has opened up for Islam and who is thus (moving along a Path) illumined by a light from Allah (be likened to him who derives no lesson from what he observes)? Woe, then, to those whose hearts were further hardened after Allah's admonition. Such are indeed in obvious error. (22) Allah has sent down the best of Books (the Holy Qur’an), which is consistent throughout, the one with paired statements; the hairs on the skins of those who fear their Lord, stand on end with it; then their skins and their hearts soften, inclined towards the remembrance of Allah; this is the guidance of Allah, He may guide whomever He wills with it; and whomever Allah sends astray, there is no guide for him. (23) Is he then, who will confront with his face the awful torment on the Day of Resurrection (as he who enters peacefully in Paradise)? And it will be said to the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.): "Taste what you used to earn!" (24) Those before them also denied the truth, and the punishment fell on them from where they did not expect. (25) God gave them a taste of humiliation in the life of this world, but the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew it. (26) We have put forth for men, in this Qur'an every kind of Parable, in order that they may receive admonition. (27) This Quran is a flawless reading text in the Arabic language. Perhaps they will have fear of God. (28) Allah puts forth a similitude: a (slave) man belonging to many partners (like those who worship others along with Allah) disputing with one another, and a (slave) man belonging entirely to one master, (like those who worship Allah Alone). Are those two equal in comparison? All the praises and thanks be to Allah! But most of them know not. (29) Yet, verily, thou art bound to die, [O Muhammad,] and verily, they, too, are bound to die: (30) Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord ye will dispute. (31)
39 The Throngs
Al-Zumer
3 of 8
Juz 23